What's on today
Sunday 27 May 2018

  • 27 November 2017 - 30 July 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Baby Mindful

    Baby Mindful is a brand new FREE course of Mindfulness for bumps and babies.

    New parents and their babies (pre-walking), and soon to be parents and their bumps can join us in the calming gallery space on Mondays when it is closed to the public, where we will welcome you into a fully baby friendly space to:

    • Enjoy quiet, quality time with your baby to enhance bonding and promote calm.
    • Learn mindfulness techniques to promote relaxation for you and your baby and encourage you to feel calm and grounded here, and at home. 
    • Try mindful mark making techniques, and engage with the visual and emotional impact of the exhibitions.
    • Learn coping, calming and focusing techniques to help focus on the here and now.
    • Meet other local new parents – each session will end with a social lunchtime.

    Session dates:

    Monday 27th November (pilot session)

    Monday 11th December (pilot session)

    Monday 29th January

    Monday 26th February

    Monday 26th March

    Monday 30th April

    Monday 21st May

    Monday 25th June

    Monday 30th July

    Additional Information:

    • The gallery is fully accessible to buggies and there is free parking onsite.
    • There are baby change facilities on site and a calming feeding area will be available for those who would like one.
    • Tea and coffee will be provided.
    • Please bring a packed lunch if you would like to stay for the social at the end. Please note that the onsite cafe is temporarily closed.
    • Previous artistic experience, or experience of mindfulness is not necessary.

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

  • 23 January 2018 - 3 July 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Weekly, Author-led, Royal Literary Fund sponsored Reading Group

    Let literature inspire you in 2018!  Read, share and discuss short stories, poetry, scripts, essays and articles with like-minded people in a 90 minute, weekly group.  Be introduced to new writers and new forms.  Led by a local author and sponsored by the Royal Literary Fund.  Meets during school terms.    No advance preparation required.  Up to 12 places available free of charge.  Anyone with an interest in the written word is very welcome.  Register your interest and found out more at: www.richmondreadinground.com

    Richmond Reading Round event

  • 15 February 2018 - 28 June 2018Literature/Talks/Walks

    Pall Mall Art Tour

    Take an intimate art tour of London’s diverse galleries, examining art and antiques up close with input from gallery staff, and hear the history of public art on Pall Mall.

    Over a cup of tea or coffee at St. James's Caffè, you can hear the story of how the London public first gained access to the masterworks of Europe and learned to love their own painters.  Images of Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, playboy miniaturist Richard Cosway and the Boydell Shakespeare Gallery compete with those of the cartoonist James Gillray and Emma Hamilton in the Temple of Hymen.  It all happened in London’s elegant St. James’s, where the nouveau riche sought to join the ranks of the aristocracy in the new auction house of James Christie, hoping to acquire the possessions of the dead, bankrupt and sometimes disgraced. 

    This introduction will be followed by a stroll around King, Duke, Bury and Ryder streets, where we will visit a variety of art and antiques galleries which house everything from medieval paintings, Renaissance armour, 16th-century Turkish tiles, 17th-century Italian paintings, 18th-century British porcelain and maps, 19th-century French bronze sculpture and Impressionist paintings to contemporary paintings, 20th-and-21st-century political cartoons, prints and children’s book illustrations.  The gallery staff will be expecting us and, if possible, will take a few minutes to explain some of the art or antiques on display.  Time permitting, we could stop in at Christie’s along the way or go to Mason’s Yard to consider the Indica gallery’s past and what’s on at Jay Jopling’s White Cube.  

     

    The Pall Mall Art Tour is available most Thursdays at 2:30 pm, and lasts just over 2 ½ hours

    Limited group size, so prebooking is essential!

     

    Please email us to check if there is a tour on your preferred Thursday.

     

    Please no rucksacks.

    Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff event

  • 9 May 2018 - 23 May 2018Visual Arts/Film

    UPCOMING PAINTING HOLIDAY TO CORFU, GREECE THIS MAY!

    This May, artist and teacher Linda Griffiths will be hosting an exciting painting holiday on the stunning Greek island of Corfu.

    We paint at some of the most beautiful painting spots across the island, from the peaceful villages of the south in our first week, to the precipitous scenery situated in the north during our second week. We will have daily excursions with private transport whisking us to some of the most desirable painting spots of Corfu, carefully selected to give an array of exciting subject matter. Our holidays are suitable for all levels, and beginners are most welcome. We have 7 or 14 night holidays available, with all accommodation, private excursions and teaching included within the cost.

    For booking enquiries please email: linda@artholidaysabroad.com   Phone: 07738707007

    Full programme and more details available on our website: WWW.ARTHOLIDAYSABROAD.COM 

    Art Holidays Abroad event

  • 12 May 2018 - 28 July 2018Visual Arts/Film

    Art House Open Studios 2018 Group Exhibition 12 May- 28 July

    An exhibition showcasing the work of local artists, craftspeople, artist and community groups taking part in Richmond Upon Thames' annual open studios festival, Art House.

    Art House celebrates the vast creative talent living and working within the borough and between 22 June – 1 July 2018 over 70 artists will be opening up their homes and studios to the public presenting a diverse range of crafts including paintings, photography, jewellery, ceramics and digital art.

    This exhibition offers a taster of what can be experienced during Art House and we encourage visitors to look out for artist’s open studios during the festival weekend.

    www.richmond.gov.uk/services/arts/riverside_gallery/riverside_gallery_exhibitions/art_house_open_studios_group_exhibition_riverside

    London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Arts Service event

  • 29 April 2018 - 5 August 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Stones in his Pockets

    Stones in his Pockets by Marie Jones

    Directed by Wesley Henderson Roe

    Two actors, 16 roles - can they do it?

    When Charlie, from Co. Antrim, and Jake, from Co. Kerry, meet as extras on a Hollywood film shoot in Ireland they strike up an unusual friendship. As the days tick by and their pay adds up they learn more about themselves, their local community and the people who have arrived in it than either would have imagined.

    A West End hit and acting tour-de-force.

    http://www.teddingtontheatreclub.org.uk/production/stones-in-his-pockets

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 12 May 2018 - 18 May 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    The Ruling Class

    The Ruling Class by Peter Barnes

    Directed by Barry Evans

    An uproarious satirical comedy with a sting in the tail

    “First thing an Englishman does, straight from his mother’s womb, is touch his forelock.”

    A blue-blood with a Messiah complex, the 14th Earl of Gurney is besieged by his ruthless family scheming to strip him of his title. Bubbling with acerbic wit and feverish energy, Olivier Award-winning and Oscar-nominated-writer Peter Barnes's razor-sharp satire mercilessly exposes the absurdity of unearned privilege. It became a successful feature film starring Peter O’Toole.

    http://www.teddingtontheatreclub.org.uk/production/the-ruling-class

    Teddington Theatre Club event

  • 14 May 2018 - 19 May 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

    Could this be the final curtain for the world’s greatest detective?

    Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. He keeps bees, occasionally casts his fly fishing rod, even plays his Stradivarius when the rheumatism allows.

    All too aware that he’s older and slower, he’s concerned that he might have lost his touch, paranoid that he is an easy target for his enemies. There have been so many over the years. He never truly believed Moriarty - his arch nemesis - died at the Reichenbach Falls.

    So when Mary Watson (wife of his former associate Dr John Watson) tracks him down, telling him she has seen her long-dead son, James, through the window of 221B Baker Street, apparently alive and well, Holmes is determined to solve the mystery and confront his own demons at the same time.

    Chilling, gripping and filled with unforeseen twists and revelations, this new thriller has been commissioned by Theatre Royal Bath from award-winning dramatist Simon Reade, previously Literary Manager at the Royal Shakespeare Company, This world premiere production reunites the dream team of Robert Powell and Liza Goddard following huge acclaim for their performances in Single Spiesand Relatively Speaking.

    Robert Powell received multiple awards and a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal of Jesus in Franco Zefferelli’s Jesus of Nazareth. His numerous credits include Holby City on television and Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell and King Charles III on stage.

    Liza Goddard is one of the UK’s favourite actresses. Her extensive stage credits include Lady Windermere's Fan, An ideal Husband and Alan Ayckbourn's Communicating Doors and Season’s Greetings. Her television work includes cult classics Doctor Who and Bergerac.

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 14 May 2018 - 19 May 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

    Could this be the final curtain for the world’s greatest detective?

    Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. He keeps bees, occasionally casts his fly fishing rod, even plays his Stradivarius when the rheumatism allows.

    All too aware that he’s older and slower, he’s concerned that he might have lost his touch, paranoid that he is an easy target for his enemies. There have been so many over the years. He never truly believed Moriarty - his arch nemesis - died at the Reichenbach Falls.

    So when Mary Watson (wife of his former associate Dr John Watson) tracks him down, telling him she has seen her long-dead son, James, through the window of 221B Baker Street, apparently alive and well, Holmes is determined to solve the mystery and confront his own demons at the same time.

    Chilling, gripping and filled with unforeseen twists and revelations, this new thriller has been commissioned by Theatre Royal Bath from award-winning dramatist Simon Reade, previously Literary Manager at the Royal Shakespeare Company, This world premiere production reunites the dream team of Robert Powell and Liza Goddard following huge acclaim for their performances in Single Spiesand Relatively Speaking.

    Robert Powell received multiple awards and a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal of Jesus in Franco Zefferelli’s Jesus of Nazareth. His numerous credits include Holby City on television and Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell and King Charles III on stage.

    Liza Goddard is one of the UK’s favourite actresses. Her extensive stage credits include Lady Windermere's Fan, An ideal Husband and Alan Ayckbourn's Communicating Doors and Season’s Greetings. Her television work includes cult classics Doctor Who and Bergerac.

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 14 May 2018 - 19 May 2018Drama/Dance/Musicals

    Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

    Could this be the final curtain for the world’s greatest detective?

    Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. He keeps bees, occasionally casts his fly fishing rod, even plays his Stradivarius when the rheumatism allows.

    All too aware that he’s older and slower, he’s concerned that he might have lost his touch, paranoid that he is an easy target for his enemies. There have been so many over the years. He never truly believed Moriarty - his arch nemesis - died at the Reichenbach Falls.

    So when Mary Watson (wife of his former associate Dr John Watson) tracks him down, telling him she has seen her long-dead son, James, through the window of 221B Baker Street, apparently alive and well, Holmes is determined to solve the mystery and confront his own demons at the same time.

    Chilling, gripping and filled with unforeseen twists and revelations, this new thriller has been commissioned by Theatre Royal Bath from award-winning dramatist Simon Reade, previously Literary Manager at the Royal Shakespeare Company, This world premiere production reunites the dream team of Robert Powell and Liza Goddard following huge acclaim for their performances in Single Spiesand Relatively Speaking.

    Robert Powell received multiple awards and a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal of Jesus in Franco Zefferelli’s Jesus of Nazareth. His numerous credits include Holby City on television and Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell and King Charles III on stage.

    Liza Goddard is one of the UK’s favourite actresses. Her extensive stage credits include Lady Windermere's Fan, An ideal Husband and Alan Ayckbourn's Communicating Doors and Season’s Greetings. Her television work includes cult classics Doctor Who and Bergerac.

    Rose Theatre Kingston event

  • 3 March 2018 - 18 August 2018Music/Gigs

    Unsung Heroes

    Another in our series of events to celebrate talented local musical performers, following last year’s successful concert.
    Acts are currently being confirmed.

    OSO Arts Centre event

  • 26 September 2017 - 31 July 2018Museum/Heritage

    Octagon Club

    Octagon Club is our weekly art club for young people with disabilities and additional needs aged 11 to 17. The club meets in the Coach House at Orleans House Gallery.

    Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery event

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